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with an announcement that it will seek a fine against toyota of $16 million for failing to notify officials . starting as off is dave shepardson of "detroit news." many people saw the headline -- regulators seeking a fine of $16.40 million against toyota. the statement said "if upheld." why does it say that? >> toyota gets to formally denied decide whether it wants to appeal the fine. this is by far the largest ever find that nhtsa has sought to impose. the previous was $1 million against general motors in 2004. the amounts are symbolic, given that these are companies with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. $16 million is a rounding error for them. >> what happens next? have you heard from toyota? have you heard from toyota? if it goes@@@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ is there some history of fines against auto companies? >> it was not until 2000 that fines for increased to $15 million. there are going up at the rate of inflation. with the exception of that 2004 find against general motors, $1 million because they failed to notify nhtsa about when chilled wiper defects in 600,000 vehicles -- the evidence
against toyota of $16 million for failing to notify officials about the sticky pedals on its cars. we will talk about the role of nhtsa with several guests. we will include your phone calls and your twitter messages. we are going to hear from two former safety administration officials, dr. jeffrey runge, who served during the bush administration, and dr. ricardo martinez, who was nhtsa administrator for president clinton. in our last hour, we will get the auto industry perspective with dave mccurdy, and end with clarence ditlow. starting as off is dave shepardson of "detroit news." many people saw the headline -- regulators seeking a fine of $16.40 million against toyota. the statement said "if upheld." why does it say that? >> toyota gets to formally denied decide whether it wants to appeal the fine. this is by far the largest ever find that nhtsa has sought to impose. the previous was $1 million against general motors in 2004. the amounts are symbolic, given that these are companies with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. $16 million is a rounding error for them. >> what ha
and engine throttle. toyota, alone, i believe uses the better sensor on the engine throttle control, but the less reliable sensor on the accelerator pedal. i guess my question is why does toyota use at least concluded by some, a less reliable than most other manufacturers use? is it a cost issue or what has pushed toyota into that judgment? who could answer that question? >> yup. [speaking japanese] >> we never use a sensor less reliable because of the cost. [speaking japanese] >> we put together a system under which the two sensors do not really give out the same values at the same time. but so doing we could examine the validity of the signal of systems. >> all right. i'd like to inquire with a written question a little bit more about that subject. let me again make this point if i can, i think what you are saying to the committee is you're doing a lot to try to establish reliability, once again, i don't think think any question that everybody in the room has read the ratings over many, many years. toyota has been a brand of reliability and dependability and quality and so on. but
what the problem is. to predict defects, to catch them before they become major crises like toyota acceleration and ford explorer. if we had a international accident sampling system at the full design level of 19,000 crash we could have predicted defeats. we would have found them earlier. we wouldn't have them build up over 10 years before we get a recall and manufacturers like toyota suffer in their reputation. let's build the system. cutting corners on safety is no bargain for anyone, the consumers, manufacturers, or government. thank you. >> thank you, mr. ditlow. i will ask the first question and then senator wicker from mississippi who said he'll be back in time is acting today as the ranking member. and he will ask the second question, we will go on from there. mr. saski, last week, mr. lentz, the president of toyota motor sales usa testified that he had no authority so recall toyota vehicles sold in the united states when those vehicles have safety problems. now i believe either mr. inaba or uchiyamada were going to probe that. is that an rack rate -- an accurate statement a
." recent toyota recalls have questioned the government's enforcement auto safety standards, along with dave, president and ceo of the alliance of automobile manufacturers which represents toyota and detroit news reporter dave who covered the recent congressional hearings discuss federal oversight of car safety standards. we welcome your calls and tweets. it's underway at 8 p.m. eastern live on c san. and here's of portion of one of those recent corrosional hearings, starting with the opening statement of the executive vice president of the toyota corporation. >> my name is yew hiv yam da. i am the chief engineer for our company. i was fortunate to be the chief engineer of the first generation prius. i helped plan and develop the first hybrid in the world and this hybrid led over auto makers to realize they importance of environmentally-friendly technology. toyota testified to congress last year to show as the priority has traditionally been the point. first, 5th, second quality, third volume. our goal in developing generated technology isn't only to comprise with standards and to strive for
questioned about toyota last month. david strickland poke. here's part of that. >> chairman rush, ranking member and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the department of transportation's vision for the future of a national highway traffic safety administration and its safe -- and its important safety programs. transportation safety is department highest priority. n.h.t.s.a.'s safety programs are an interval part of addressing that priority. even before i was sworn in as administrator on january 4, i knew n.h.t.s.a.'s program worked. and they work well. we just released numbers that show a continuing dramatic reduction in the overall numbers of highway deaths. the secondary this morning released a report that projects that traffic fatalities have declined for the 15th consecutive quarter and will be 33,963 in 2009, the lowest annual level since 1954. but we must do more. the loss of more than 33,000 people represents a serious public health problem to our nation. we will not rest until that number is zero. so how do we get there? h
levied can send a message not just to toyota but around the world about how we are going to enforce our system. the american system versus the european system -- we rely on you to tell us the truth. in other countries to do tight specifications. you bring me a vehicle. we crash it and approve that type of vehicle. you may treat it a little bit. here, you self certify. i have the right as the administrator to take any car off your line at any time. if it does not meet standards, i can shut down your factory. in a capitalist marketplace that is a powerful tool. the recall apparatus is powerful to. they're saying they believe toyota did not tell the truth. you have to have that integrity for the system to work. >> a phone call from new york -- barbara. you are up. >> that you for taking my call. i have two questions. it seems there were sudden acceleration charges made against bmw a few years ago. i do not remember them being treated the same way toyota is being treated. my second question is -- as i understand it, it has not unproven that there is anything wrong with the cars yet. with na
for auto safety. let me begin with the toyota possibility of getting a fine of $64 million from nhtsa. >> it is a well-deserved fine. first of all, toyota brag about saving $100 million in the format -- in the floormat recall. the imposition financially is peanuts. but it is a symbolic message more than a dollar a message. >> if it is peanuts, does congress me to increase the amount that nhtsa is allowed to find? >> absolutely. one judge imposed a $2.40 billion fine last year. the epa has an unlimited cap. if we matched the epa, it would be $25,000 a vehicle, and no cap whatsoever. >> and that is why nhtsa came forth with an unprecedented amount. >> toyota knew the system. they withheld information from the agency. it made the agency look like a regulator that was not very effective. that is really because it does not have the resources and it does not have the legal tools that it needs. when toyota took advantage of that, the agency had no choice but to levy the maximum fine. >> what should congress do to give it what it needs? >> what congress needs to do is to increase the budget b
is that the authority to recall vehicles at toyota rests with people in japan. there is concern within congress that someone in the united states should have an authority. that is something i think foreign companies will potentially object to. i think there will be more requirements on safety devices like break shift override and event data recorders and hiking fines, potentially making the penalties topper -- even criminal penalties for an executive that knowingly failed to recall a vehicle. they did not go that far in 2000. but there is so much outrage in congress. i think there is going to be some action. it is a question of how long that takes. in 2000, the tragic act -- v tead acthe tread act passed in a matter of weeks. >> coming up next, your phone calls, your twitter messages, and we will talk to former nhtsa administrator is -- dr. jeffrey runge and dr. ricardo martinez. first, we want to show more testimony from the current administrator at a house oversight subcommittee last month, where he was questioned by two congressmen about nhtsa oversight and current subpoena power. >> there h
in the days and weeks to come on this issue of toyota and investigations overall? >> where to begin. first, they have brought in at nasa and the national academy of sciences to investigate sudden acceleration. the first one is going to take 15 months looking at whether cosmic radiation or other issues could be at issue. the other is to look at the broader issue -- what is the cause of sudden acceleration, not just in toyota but in others? they're going to continue looking at those 70,000 documents and decide whether toyota followed the rules on the other recalls. they are also looking at complaints on the toyota corolla. you have a multitude of investigations. you also see nhtsa being much quicker to investigate other problems. they just opened a preliminary investigation of 6 million gm vehicles for breaking issues. the other thing we have seen at least three times in the last month -- automakers have stopped selling vehicles were they did not have a fix, which was very rare before. >> transportation secretary ray lahood talked about the investigation going forward in february before a ho
, but the reputation. >> what will be the impact on toyota's image? >> they have real bland loyalty with consumers -- real brand loyalty with consumers. i think they survived, they addressed the problems. recalls are part of a regulatory model that works, because even though there has been an increase in the number of recalls. it is a way to remedy potential defects much sooner than otherwise would be the case. >> how do you think the other car companies are going to react? >> it is a process. there really develop a cooperative, working relationship. the underlying case, like what both a doctor runge and dr. martinez were talking about, they talked about saving lives. it is lower than it was in 1954. they really are making vehicles safer. that is a time when the number of drivers have actually doubled, so there is n nhtsa as a success story -- has a success story here. >> there's an expectation that this is an electronic issue, not necessarily a pedal defect as toyota has said. if it is an electronic issue, to electronic companies need to come forward with their software codes and tell the public
that occur. with toyota, the fact that we are seeing the same sort of issues from other cars from other manufacturers makes you think it could be it is not a floor mat. it could be that there is something in the software or electromagnetic, as nasa is looking at. . . that is where you find if you disregard something that is not in the facts, you could be labeled that you are ignoring. that is not the case. they like to go out and get the problem and solve it. >> we're taking your phone calls this evening about federal oversight. if you want to send this a tweet, go to twittered not, -- twtiter -- twitter.com. >> i just had two quick questions to ask you. did it affect the asian market like it affected the asian market? -- like it affected the u.s. market? is it the sub part parts coming from the asian market? it is not like american steel? >> i do not have the answer of how this has affected the market out of the united states. i would imagine that what is happening is a reflection of what is happening around the world. maybe not with the degree of enthusiasm, but if it is a systemic pr
information. the problem is, the toyota thing in some of these others, [inaudible] the auto industry has@@@@@@@ br$ and the auto industry has put in and -- about giving the codes out so that people can get the correct information. >> dr. martinez? >> well, you know, it is true. at general motors, we first learned about the chip onboard from general motors. we did a crash investigation that cost us $14,000. very concerned. the gentleman had almost pulled out to seat belt. we figured there was a defect. we calculated $14,000. a 22-26-mile-per-hour crash. this thing shouldn't fail. general motors, it turn out the crash was 56 miles an hour. we said where did you do that? we have to put this information in. general motors has always allowed and i think ford, too, to allow anybody to download the information. the other companies, some have said this is proprietary information. they could talk about things like whether they had the brake on or not and speed and things like that. . sh re been concerns about the integrity of the box. if you look at the emergency medical service prov
have similar problems like we have seen with toyota that consumers do not know about? >> every manufacturer has a problem. in terms of unintended acceleration, toyota is far and away -- they can't explain what goes wrong, and the government has done investigations with no for it -- floormat. it comes down to electronics. toyota hasn't gotten to the bottom of that, and it does not make sense. >> mark in new york, go ahead. >> am i on? >> you are, go ahead. go ahead with your question or comment. >> i wanted asked about the new cars they had today. i know they have in your bodies and they are small. but i want to know, how come they don't make any cars like he 225 -- the 225 that had the long bodies? . . >> you was on a dirt road, turning onto pavement and as he turned about 15 or 20 miles per hour, thankfully, he did not hit anything because there was nothing to hit. he did not go over a bump, nothing. we immediately -- his airbag went off. onstar came on. i almost took that same truck and would have been out on a double highway if i was in the same situation. he had started t i
" in the marketplace section -- one of several stories regarding toyota and its $16 million fine. they write that the proposed fine, the maximum allowed under law to the car maker, and far exceeding the previous record of $1 million, is the first linked to the recall of more than 8 million cars globally for the gas pedal and sudden- acceleration problems of toyota. you can also see a similar story on the front page of "the financial times." back to the phones. pilot mountain, n.c., on the line for democrats. gary? what do you think about the obama administration said nuclear arms policy? caller: well, i like it. we are trying to live in a peaceful world. we cannot be peaceful if we're not going to treat everyone the same. host:
into question -- -- rational hearings on. yoder recalls have called into question -- on toyota recalls have called into question car safety standards. they will be joined by the president and ceo of the alliance of automobile manufacturers which represents toyota. it begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. on c-span. >> i know with the challenges. we are in a unique position to go to war could what we need is policy makers -- go to war. what we need is policymakers to provide a road map. >> at the news c-span video library, you can research it, watch it, click it, and share it. every c-span program since 1987, the c-span video library, cables latest gift to america. >> now there is a look at a recent survey taken on corporate ceo pay. this is 40 minutes. lublin, managing editor at the "wall street journal." she is here to talk to was about ceo pay and perks. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: the article you wrote last week was based on the recession that says it took its toll on wall street as well as everybody else. tell us about this. guest: what the survey showed was that
:30. and the enforcement of safety standards, yesterday the department of transportation fined toyota for failure to correct certain problems. tonight, two former members of the highway traffic administration discussed car safety standards. they're joined by the president and c.e.o. of auto manufacturers which represents toyota. viewers can call in or tweet their questions tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. live on c-span. >> c-span, our public affairs content is available on television, radio and online, and you can also connect with us on twitter, facebook and youtube and sign up for our scheduled alert emails at c-span.org. >> white house press secretary robert gibbs said today president obama is likely to meet with the chinese president next monday. as world leaders arrive for a nuclear security summit. the value of china's currency could be on the agenda for that meeting. more now on u.s. nuclear policy and other issues. this is 55 minutes. >> the white house will host the nuclear summit here in washington, d.c. i wanted to list for you all a couple different things. first, the 47 countries, inc
? >> we read recently that toyota normally has 34 lobbyist on capitol hill and they are bringing in some actress, as many as 50 lobbyists. everyone is trying to grab the attention of senators. it does not matter whether you're senior or junior, you are in the spotlight. and if you need money to run your reelection campaign, and the cost of the campaign varies according to the size of the state and and media markets that cover that state, but it is not unusual to spend $10 million for campaign every six years, or $20 million, like jon corzine in new jersey's spent $63 million. you figure that out in terms of how much you have to raise per day. and there are thousands of >> -- thousands of dollars per day. how do you keep your sanity? maybe we need to go back to when states were elected by state legislatures, spread all that time and money around. it is a real issue of major concern. >> this is one of the most polarized. odds and terms of politics. that affects the senate heard what you see is the principal causes of that? >> that is the big question. that is the major question. certainly
morning with the last prime minister discussion before the election. tonight, a look at the recent toyota motor co. recalls and the government safety standards. at 8:00, a live program with former safety officials at the national highway safety traffic administration. that is tonight on c-span and [unintelligible] . robert gates said today that potential threats to maintain -- require the u.s. to maintain for strike options for nuclear weapons. the nuclear posture review is a report mandated by congress. he is joined by a hillary clinton and stephen chu. this is about 25 minutes. >> thank you for being with us today. the department of defense is releasing the nuclear posture review, if reports that outline a balanced and comprehensive approach to dealing with the role of nuclear weapons in our national security. i am pleased to have secretary clinton and secretary chu joining us to make this announcement this is indicative of the importance of the issues and the significant of interagency cooperation. both secretaries and the admiral will make brief comments. we will take three or four qu
around? >> he drove. usually it was a toyota van is the best way i can describe it. it was pretty beaten up and battered. driving in afghanistan is like bumper pool. is not like the united states. there are a lot of cars. i always felt we were about to have an accident because everybody starts shipping around to get through. >> how often were you personally afraid? >> often times i was afraid after the fact. there was a time we were out after curfew early on and we were so frantic to get back into cobble so we could get past the check points. i didn't have time to be afraid. when we finally got through the mess we had to get through, we had some close calls. >> who is on the front of this? >> that is a picture of an afghan man on a motorcycle on his way to the air base. whether he is actually going to the bathroom or not i don't know. a colleague of mine took the photo from the car. >> how large is the u.s. military presence all-around afghanistan? do you see it constantly? >> you see a lot of vehicles. you see some soldiers on the street but you see a constant stream of military vehicle
? >> drove. >> what kind of car? >> well, it varied. usually it was a toyota van is the best way i can describe it. pretty beaten up and battered. the driving in afghanistan is sort of like bumper pool. it is not at all like the united states. a lot of honking. by alice thought we were about to have an accident. everybody just converges and shifts around to try to get through. >> how often were you personally afraid? >> you know, oftentimes i was afraid after the fact. there was a time when we were out after curfew early on in 2001. we were just so frantic to get back. when you get past the checkpoint there was a time when i really did not have time to be afraid. when we finally get through all the mess we had to get to her i've fought back, we had some close calls just now. >> two is on the front of this? >> the picture of an afghan man on a motorcycle on his way to bagram air base. a colleague of mine took the photo from the car. >> how large is the u.s. military presence there? do you see it constantly? >> you do. what you would not see a lot of these vehicles. you will see some sol
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lewis. the transportation department will suit toyota -- they will fine to yet for $6 million. congressional meetings have call into question the government enforcement of these standards. two former administrators discuss federal oversight of car safety standards. they are joined by the president and ceo of alliance of automobile manufacturers. they will take your phone calls and tweets tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. see the winners of c-span's studentcam video documentary competition. middle and high school students submit it videos on one of the country's greatest strengths. watched the top winning videos every morning on c-span at 6:50 a.m. eastern. at 8:30 a.m., meet the students who made them. for a preview of the winners, visit studentcam.org. >> we are in a unique position to go to war. we make -- we need the policy makers to develop a road map to get it done. >> something about energy policy you would like to talk about? at the new c-span library you can search it and share it. over 160,000 hours of video, every c-span program since 1987. this c-span video library, cab
like it." "sweet are the uses of adversity, which like the toyota, ugly and venomous, wears a precious jewel in his head -- the toad." he is describing the world view he has it been forced to adopt. that is the adversity for which he is found sweet uses, benefits. there is something to be said for the sheer obvious gravity of the challenges we face as a nation. they may even be a providential gift, albeit one in toadline ke disguised. this is an idea that may sound strange. it reminds me of the largely forgotten historian arnold toynbee, a figure of the last century whom no one reads anymore. he argued the dynamic of challenge and response was the chief source of the civilizations greatness. he believed great civilizations of die from suicide rather than murder, which is to say, they die when they lack the will to respond confidently and creatively to the challenges that otherwise would make them stronger. challenge in response is the way of life and the way of national renewal. the challenge is so great now, as we look at our massive and unsustainable debts, our faltering economy, our
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and to follow up on monday's announcement, a $16 million fine on toyota. that is live online at c-span.org and on c-span radio. up next, washington institute forum on nuclear security and the middle east. it is an hour and a half. >> good afternoon and welcome to the washington institute for middle east policy. i am the baker fellow and director of the gulf and energy policy program here. it also falls to me today to share this session. it is one of those curious occasions when i am also a speaker so i hope i will get the balance right. if i have to disagree with any aspect of myself. with me today to address this important topic of too little too late nuclear security in the middle east, gregory schulte and george perkovich. gregory schulte is currently the senior visiting fellow at the national defense university center for the study of weapons of mass destruction. there is no way you can get that on one line. from 2005 to 2009 he served as u.s. permanent representative at the international atomic energy agency in vienna. george perkovich who i had the honor of listening to this
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